Sunday, February 16, 2014

Their First Legislator

For John, BLUFA view of Christianity from outside.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I received this from a friend of mine and thought it insightful—brethren
After observing the warm fellowship of believers in Jesus, this was the reaction of the unbelieving Greek writer Lucian (AD 120–200): 
It is incredible to see the fervor with which the people of that religion help each other in their wants.  They spare nothing.  Their first legislator [Jesus] has put it in their heads that they are brethren.
Well, actually, I think the first Legislator was Moses, but why quibble with an outsider?

To the point, many Christians believe each of us must become a son or daughter of God (it seems), and thus brothers and sisters.  Note that God has no Grandchildren.

Sometimes it is hard to love a brother or sister, but that is what we are called to do.

The how is the tricky part.  Remember, Saul of Tarsus, the first to form a Tea Party, said that those who will not work shall not eat.  He said this in a letter to the Thessalonians.

Regards  —  Cliff

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